Sunday, January 29, 2012


It is long since past the time when we need to continue DRAGONTIME:

I'm giving Temeraire another go, changing around the proportions and putting the harness into the image from the get-go.


  1. These are great John! I've really been enjoying seeing updates from you! Love the dragon series. Have you considered maybe extending the wing down the body a bit? It might make it all the more convincing. Bat wings extend almost down the entire length of the leg - which probably helps with steering and maintaining flight. Just a suggestion ;) Keep up the excellent work!

  2. I'm glad you're liking these! I was actually thinkning of asking you for some ideas on this, so I'm thrilled you contacted me first! The primary challege with these dragons is that a heavyweight like the one above have a complement of around forty airmen, who crawl all over the dragon while it's in flight. If the wings are too big than there's a huge expanse of body that the airmen can't access. Although looking at it, the wings do seem a bit small.

    This is why I've always preferred wyvern-type dragons: Six-limbed creatures don't exist for a reason!

    1. Haha yes, this is true. ;) Six limbs would be hard to manage and I've never really been sure how one shoulder could exist on top of another.

      In any case, you might sketch out a few designs for wings. you could always just make the wings bigger where the membranes stretch between the 'fingers'. Remember that these wings can essentially be treated like arms and hands. You wouldn't have to extend the wing past the hip either. The harness will be tricky but I'm sure you can figure out a solution. It might just take a few sketches to figure it out. It's not an easy thing t design. ;) I look forward to more!